The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 362 362 391
Rank change year-on-year
0 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 315 305 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.56% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 166 165
Median daily rate £425 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.57% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £336 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.12% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £24.50 £45.09 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.65% +27.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £45.09 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-45.65% +27.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 297 £425 -2.29% 80
London -13 111 £475 +5.55% 30
South East -22 49 £410 +5.80% 5
East of England +49 36 £418 -5.91% 4
South West +24 32 £375 -2.59% 11
North West +24 30 £493 +11.61% 7
Yorkshire +19 30 £400 +6.66% 9
City of London +41 29 £468 -6.50% 8
Manchester +14 22 £435 - 6
West Yorkshire +18 20 £400 - 8
Bedfordshire +18 15 £388 - 1
Bristol +11 15 £375 - 3
Surrey -2 14 £413 -12.69%
Leeds - 13 £400 - 6
West Sussex -1 12 £425 -3.95%
Essex +10 10 £375 - 1
South Yorkshire -2 10 £413 +10.00%
Scotland -6 10 £513 +7.89% 1
Somerset - 10 £378 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 9 £498 +38.67%
West Midlands -33 9 £368 -13.52% 13
Ipswich - 9 £550 -
Suffolk - 9 £550 -
Edinburgh +5 8 £538 - 1
Wales - 8 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 8 £375 - 1
South Wales - 8 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes +17 7 £510 +42.16%
Luton +7 7 £500 - 1
Berkshire -21 7 £301 +9.54% 3

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 325 (47.58%) Information Security
2 227 (33.24%) CISSP
3 179 (26.21%) Firewall
4 159 (23.28%) Finance
5 137 (20.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 125 (18.30%) Cybersecurity
7 118 (17.28%) SIEM
8 114 (16.69%) Security Operations
9 111 (16.25%) Windows
10 110 (16.11%) CISM
11 96 (14.06%) PCI DSS
12 86 (12.59%) Network Security
13 85 (12.45%) Vulnerability Management
14 84 (12.30%) Cisco
15 67 (9.81%) Intrusion Detection
16 66 (9.66%) Risk Management
17 64 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
18 63 (9.22%) Linux
19 62 (9.08%) CheckPoint
20 61 (8.93%) Active Directory
21 58 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
21 58 (8.49%) Security Operations Centre
22 57 (8.35%) Security Cleared
23 56 (8.20%) Banking
24 55 (8.05%) Management Information System
25 54 (7.91%) ITIL
26 52 (7.61%) Security Management
27 51 (7.47%) Intel Security
28 48 (7.03%) TCP/IP
29 46 (6.73%) Incident Management

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.46%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.73%) IIS
4 3 (0.44%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.90%) MS Office
3 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.44%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.29%) assyst
4 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.64%) Office 365
2 13 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.88%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 179 (26.21%) Firewall
2 86 (12.59%) Network Security
3 67 (9.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 48 (7.03%) TCP/IP
5 43 (6.30%) WAN
6 40 (5.86%) LAN
7 34 (4.98%) VPN
8 32 (4.69%) SSL
9 27 (3.95%) Internet
10 14 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (1.76%) Cisco ISE
11 12 (1.76%) IPsec
12 10 (1.46%) SAN
12 10 (1.46%) tcpdump
12 10 (1.46%) Wireshark
13 7 (1.02%) TACACS
14 6 (0.88%) DNS
14 6 (0.88%) Intranet
15 5 (0.73%) FTP
15 5 (0.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.46%) GIS
2 2 (0.29%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.15%) Big Data
3 1 (0.15%) DB2
3 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.15%) MS Access
3 1 (0.15%) MySQL
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (0.73%) JIRA
2 2 (0.29%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.15%) AppScan
3 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (23.28%) Finance
2 56 (8.20%) Banking
3 34 (4.98%) Legal
4 25 (3.66%) Retail
5 20 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.17%) Law
7 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.88%) Marketing
8 5 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
10 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.29%) Games
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.02%) .NET
2 6 (0.88%) HTML
3 5 (0.73%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.15%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.15%) JSP
5 1 (0.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (8.49%) Security Operations Centre
3 55 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 44 (6.44%) Cyberthreat
5 25 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (2.64%) RSA SecurID
8 16 (2.34%) PKI
9 13 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.32%) CESG
12 8 (1.17%) SWIFT
13 7 (1.02%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.02%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
14 6 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.73%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.73%) PMI
16 4 (0.59%) FMCG
16 4 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 111 (16.25%) Windows
2 63 (9.22%) Linux
3 38 (5.56%) Unix
4 20 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.46%) Solaris
9 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.88%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.29%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (47.58%) Information Security
2 125 (18.30%) Cybersecurity
3 118 (17.28%) SIEM
4 114 (16.69%) Security Operations
5 85 (12.45%) Vulnerability Management
6 66 (9.66%) Risk Management
7 58 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
8 54 (7.91%) ITIL
9 52 (7.61%) Security Management
10 46 (6.73%) Incident Management
11 44 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (6.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 40 (5.86%) Data Loss Prevention
14 38 (5.56%) Project Management
15 36 (5.27%) Risk Assessment
16 35 (5.12%) Data Protection
17 31 (4.54%) Kalman Filter
17 31 (4.54%) Security Architecture
17 31 (4.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 27 (3.95%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.93%) PowerShell
2 14 (2.05%) Python
3 9 (1.32%) SQL
4 8 (1.17%) C#
4 8 (1.17%) Java
4 8 (1.17%) VB
5 6 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.88%) Perl
6 5 (0.73%) VBScript
7 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.44%) C
9 2 (0.29%) Ruby
10 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 227 (33.24%) CISSP
2 110 (16.11%) CISM
3 57 (8.35%) Security Cleared
4 45 (6.59%) CISA
5 43 (6.30%) Degree
6 41 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 33 (4.83%) CEH
8 25 (3.66%) GCIH
8 25 (3.66%) SANS
9 19 (2.78%) GCIA
9 19 (2.78%) GIAC
10 16 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (2.34%) ISEB
11 13 (1.90%) CISMP
12 10 (1.46%) GSEC
13 9 (1.32%) SSCP
14 8 (1.17%) CRISC
14 8 (1.17%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.88%) CLAS
15 6 (0.88%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (20.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (14.06%) PCI DSS
3 21 (3.07%) COBIT
4 19 (2.78%) SLA
5 12 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.88%) GPG13
6 6 (0.88%) QA
7 5 (0.73%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.44%) GxP
8 3 (0.44%) ISO27005
9 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.15%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 61 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.46%) BitLocker
4 9 (1.32%) Snort
5 4 (0.59%) ACF2
6 2 (0.29%) RACF
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (3.81%) QRadar
2 20 (2.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 19 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (2.64%) EnCase
5 17 (2.49%) RSA Archer
6 13 (1.90%) Nessus
7 8 (1.17%) SCCM
8 6 (0.88%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.88%) RSA Security Analytics
8 6 (0.88%) WSUS
9 5 (0.73%) Nmap
10 4 (0.59%) zSecure
11 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.29%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.29%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.29%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.29%) IBM BigFix
12 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 84 (12.30%) Cisco
2 62 (9.08%) CheckPoint
3 51 (7.47%) Intel Security
4 45 (6.59%) Qualys
5 39 (5.71%) Splunk
6 37 (5.42%) Microsoft
7 31 (4.54%) ArcSight
7 31 (4.54%) Juniper
8 30 (4.39%) Blue Coat
9 27 (3.95%) F5
9 27 (3.95%) Palo Alto
10 23 (3.37%) Cyber-Ark
11 18 (2.64%) IBM
12 16 (2.34%) SAP
13 15 (2.20%) VMware
14 14 (2.05%) Forcepoint
15 13 (1.90%) Sourcefire
16 12 (1.76%) Symantec
17 11 (1.61%) Oracle
17 11 (1.61%) Rapid7
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